Remembering Srinivas Ramanujan on 100th Death Anniversary

Today is the 100th death anniversary of the amazing mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan. He passed away at a young age of 32 on April 26, 1920, at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu.

I have written a few times about Srinivas Ramanujan. However today is a special milestone – it’s 100th anniversary.

I had written in an earlier blog that my idols or inspirations are non-Indians. I had mentioned Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett. Some of the other people I follow closely are: Richard Dawkins, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Garry Kasparov, and Vishwanathan Anand. All these are alive.

But there are two Indians who fascinate me a lot. One is Mahatma Gandhi. And the other is math genius Srinivas Ramanujan!

I have been reading about Ramanujan for many years. Watched his biopic based on a book on him – The Man Who Knew Infinity. And also watched few great videos explaining the genius that he was.

Do check them if you really want to understand why he was so great!

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